Sending your student off to college can be hard enough. At Oklahoma State University Health Services, we don't want you to have to worry about your child receiving quality health care. We will strive to provide your child with all of the services they would get from their own hometown healthcare provider in a supportive, friendly, and understanding environment with employees who are very knowledgeable about what it takes to be a successful, healthy college student.
- Our facility is conveniently located on the northwest side of campus directly north of the Kerr-Drummond residence hall.
- Our healthcare providers consist of physicians and physician assistants. We also have nurses, pharmacists, lab services, medical and radiological technology, and professional health educators.
- Your child's medical information will be protected in compliance with all applicable privacy and confidentiality laws.
- UHS is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation.
Finally, if your student requires medical services not offered at UHS, our staff can refer your Cowboy or Cowgirl to qualified professionals within the Stillwater community.
Charges & Payment
University Health Services is funded by student fees and charges for services. The health fee is assessed with other university fees on a per credit hour basis. As such, any student enrolled in at least one credit hour is eligible for services at UHS. In addition to the student fee mentioned above, there are charges for services provided including a per visit charge for a physician visit. Fees for lab, x-ray and pharmacy depend on the nature of that service. Patient's have the right to know what those charges are prior to receiving care. Payment for services at University Health Services can be made by cash, check or Bursar charge. The Insurance Office can assist with filing claims for insurance reimbursement. All claims for insurance reimbursement will also be charged to the Bursar account. Upon receipt of payment, the patient's Bursar account will be credited. Patient's are responsible for deductibles, co-pays and non allowed charges as defined by your insurance plan. Any special payment requirements must be arranged through the Bursar and as allowed by University Policy. University Health Services is neither a Medicare or Medicaid provider. Students covered by and wanting to utilize these plans will need to seek medical care with an appropriate Medicare/Medicaid provider. For more information you can call the Business Office at (405)744-7013.
For more information on student insurance please visit www.academichealthplans.com
Importance of Health Insurance
Many college students risk going without health coverage because they believe they're young, in good health, and relatively safe from illness. But having access to health care when you need it is important at any age.
Sometimes parents can't afford to insure their grown children. Because of this, many young adults go off to college without any medical coverage or insurance. Some don't think it's really that big of a deal. They think that they're too young to worry about illness. Unfortunately, there are some illnesses that occur in a person regardless of age. Not only that, but college students can be involved in accidents as well.
Student Health Insurance
For more information on student health insurance provided by OSU click here
Parent's "To Do" List
The student conversion into college can sometimes be challenging. However, there are several things you can do to foster a smooth transition for your new Cowboy or Cowgirl.
See if your student has received the immunizations recommended for incoming students. If they haven't, decide if you want them to get additional immunizations. Click the link below to learn what immunizations are recommended for incoming students. http://www.okstate.edu/UHS/immform.pdf
- Review your insurance plan with your son or daughter. Most students are not familiar with their insurance policy or how it works. Be certain to give them copies of their medical, prescription drug, dental, and/or vision insurance cards. Parents should also take the time to explain the difference between in-network and out-of-network care.
- Be certain your student knows about any seasonal, food, or drug allergies, as well as their personal and family medical histories. They will need to be able to provide this information to healthcare providers.
- Let them know how to utilize the pharmacy at UHS. Make life simple for your student by transferring their current and ongoing prescriptions to the pharmacy at UHS. Generally, it is less expensive to purchase prescriptions at UHS rather than at a neighborhood drug store AND the medications can be billed to the student's Bursar. Make sure they know the importance of planning ahead for refills or renewals so they don't run out of medication and give them a list of contact information for healthcare providers who prescribe any of their medications. If you would like more information regarding the pharmacy, or like to check the availability of a medication, please contact (405)744-7025.
- Provide them with a small first-aid and over-the-counter medications kit. Items can include but are not limited to band-aids, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide solution, cotton swabs, gauze, Tylenol or Ibuprofen, antibiotic cream such as Neosporin, thermometer, and cough drops or throat lozenges. Students should also have plenty of contact solution, extra pairs of contacts, and a back-up pair of glasses.